Esperanza Community COVID-19 Vaccination Center In North Philadelphia Opens To Public On Saturday 10th – CBS Philly; April. 9, 2021

“We rejoice in the opening of this site,” Esperanza Community Center CEO Rev. Luis Cortes said. With COVID-19 cases continuing to spread across Pennsylvania, Philadelphia opened its second FEMA mass vaccination site on Friday in a neighborhood that’s been hard hit by the virus and with low rates of vaccinations. Philadelphia reported 626 new COVID-19…
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Without push, leaders say North Philadelphia’s FEMA site at Esperanza would not have happened – Al Día News; April. 8, 2021

Esperanza is now the second federally-supported community mass-vaccination site in Philadelphia, and will officially open to the public on Saturday morning, April 10. It will deliver approximately 1,000 vaccinations per day, but it wouldn’t have been possible without relentless efforts by Esperanza’s Reverend Luis Cortés or Councilmember Maria Quiñones Sánchez.  
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Second FEMA vaccine site to open in North Philly – Metro; March. 29, 2021

A second federally-backed coronavirus vaccination site will be opening at Esperanza Academy Charter High School in North Philadelphia, city leaders said Monday. Esperanza Academy Charter High School, on Hunting Park Avenue near 3rd Street, was selected because it is located in an area that has among the lowest rates of vaccination in Philadelphia, the city…
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